A bar for people who like to break things is coming to Elmhurst

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 5/20/2019 4:25 PM
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  • Folks who like to drink beer and throw axes will find a place to practice both hobbies when Throw Nation opens this fall in Elmhurst.

    Folks who like to drink beer and throw axes will find a place to practice both hobbies when Throw Nation opens this fall in Elmhurst. Courtesy of Throw Nation

  • Patrons at Throw Nation will be able to participate in a variety of offbeat activities, including Stump, where they will take turns hammering nails with the back end of a rock hammer.

    Patrons at Throw Nation will be able to participate in a variety of offbeat activities, including Stump, where they will take turns hammering nails with the back end of a rock hammer. Courtesy of Throw Nation

Elmhurst will become home this fall to a bar designed for people who like to drink beer and break things.

When Throw Nation opens at 630 W. Lake St. it will become the first "throw bar" in the Chicago area, the company said in a news release.

Owner Marty Parker opened his first Throw Nation in March in Columbus, Ohio. An exact opening date has not been set for the Elmhurst location.

The company says throw bars are the latest craze in "competitive socializing" following the success of activities such as color runs, mud runs, escape rooms and ax throwing.

Throw Nation will create customized experiences for groups, including corporate team-building events, parties, family gatherings and date nights.

It will operate much like any other bar, but the games it offers will go quite a bit beyond pool and darts. Among them:

• Balls in a China Shop, where participants throw baseballs at porcelain plates.

• Foot Bowling, where players throw footballs at pins instead of rolling bowling balls.

• Stump, where players take turns hammering nails with the back end of a rock hammer.

• Ax Throwing, where players throw axes at a plank from 15 feet.

For details, visit www.thrownation.com.

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